A Cold War In Flushing: Does MLB & Media Want Mets To Fail?


As you may have read elsewhere, The New York Mets are in the process of trying to create a new front office.

Even if you are the biggest supporter of Mets team president, Sandy Alderson (which I am not), one has to acknowledge that his first term under new owner Steve Cohen was pretty terrible. Like Mike Tyson once famously said, “Everybody’s got a plan until they get punched in the face,” and that’s pretty much what happened in 2021. There’s little need to regurgitate all of the reasons, as it seems to me that certain members of the media, fan base and the baseball establishment seem determined to throw unrelenting body blows to the Mets.

What’s the endgame?

“I wouldn’t pay attention to it,” a former baseball executive told me recently, calling the rumors swirling around Alderson as nothing but “a cold war.” When I asked why he used that term, he said there are more than a few people who didn’t want Cohen to buy the Mets, and this is the only way they can “slow his roll.”

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